A sweet, spicy, succulent plantain snack with a bit of crunch on the outside due to the crusted spices. Serve this Ghanaian delight to your family and friends on any occasion and watch them clamoring for more.
1teaspoongarlic powder or 2 cloves of garlic crushed
2 ½cupsof Oil for deep frying.
Stove top instructions
With a knife slice off the two tips/ ends of the plantain, then make a slit length wise only going only as deep as the skin of the plantain.
Cut the plantains into large cubes or chunks and set aside.
Add all the other ingredients listed into a bowl and blend coarsely with an immersion blender.
Mix coarsely blender spice mix with plantain chunks, cover bowl with cling film and let sit on the counter for 20 to 30 mins to allow plantain chunks absorb the flavors from the spice blend.
After the marinade, heat up Oil transfer marinated plantains into hot oil without over crowd the oil. If you overcrowd the oil, the plantains will soak up oil and become soggy. The plantains will also fry unevenly.)
Fry plantains till golden brown, then scoop out fried plantains from oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined tray, colander or plate.
Serve warm with peanuts or any dish listed in the body of this post.
Air fryer instructions
Place Marinated plantains in air fryer basket and air fry at 350°F / 180°C for 15 to 18 mins shaking basket at 5 mins intervals.
Type of plantain: Use the right type of plantains (ripe, soft but and not mushy)
Marinate the plantains. This helps the plantain absorb all the delicious flavors that make this snack sweet and spicy.
Do not over crowd pan when frying so the plantains don't soak up the oil and become a soggy mess.
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